Thursday October 30th, 2014
Thursday October 30th, 2014
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PDP prints only one presidential form, denies Balewa’s son, Abiola’s wife

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EFFORTS by son of Nigeria’s late prime minister, Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Dr Abdul Jelil to purchase his expression of interest and nomination forms to challenge the decision of the National Executive Committee, NEC to participate in the Presidential primary election was frustrated, just as the doors were closed behind him.

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APGA chair says no apology for adopting Jonathan for second term

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Victor Umeh

NATIONAL Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh have said that no amount of provocation from Mrs. Bianca Ojukwu, the wife of his mentor and leader, late Chukwuemeka Ojukwu would make him take it hot on her.

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Senate: The girly battle in Anambra North

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JOY EMORDI

The battle for Anambra North senatorial seat has virtually become an all- female affair in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as three prominent female politicians have lined up to pick the ticket.Those in the race are the former senator representing the zone, Senator Joy Emodi, who also served as the presidential adviser on National Assembly Matters, former minister of aviation, Ms. Stella Oduah and Senator Margery Okadigbo, wife of the late former Senate President, Dr. Chuba Okadigbo who herself, is the incumbent senator.

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Rivers 2015: Bonny people insist it’s their turn

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THE BONNY people of Rivers State are making strong claims to the governorship of the state after Governor Rotimi Amaechi in 2015 because they are the most politically marginalized part of the state.

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Delta 2015: Yes, I am involved — Okowa

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•Senator Ifeanyi Okowa flanked by his wife and Professor Sam Oyobvbaire during his governorship declaration in Asaba, Delta State.

THE declaration for the Delta State governorship election by Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, did not leave anyone in doubt that the lawmaker is a force to contend with in the race.

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Chime and Ekweremadu in Enugu-West: Extreme politics

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Chime, Ugwuanyi and Ekeremadu

The battle for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Enugu-West senatorial district is living up to its billing given the frontal assault between the forces of the state’s outgoing governor, Mr. Sullivan Chime and those of the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu

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Bankers on the prowl

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•Emmanuel addressing supporters last Tuesday

Some top bankers are leaving their comfortable positions and perks for politics. Why the drift from certainty to uncertainty?

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How I worked for the people as senator — Teslim Folarin

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Folarin Teslim

Senator Teslim Folarin was in the Senate between 2003 and 2011 and served as Senate Leader in his last four years.

In this interview, he reviews the difficulties around him while in the senate and his plans for the governorship of his native Oyo State

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Jang goes to Senate

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Gov Jonah Jang of Plateau State

Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State had for long been alleged to be interceding on who would succeed him in office. However, while he prayed on who would succeed him, few bothered to ask on the governor’s own future.

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Kwankwaso to tackle insecurity, endemic corruption, boosting economic growth

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*Kwankwaso

The governor of north Nigeria’s most populous state on Tuesday announced his bid to run for president on the main opposition ticket, as the speaker of the country’s lower house of parliament defected to the same party.

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Amaechi shows strength

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•Amaechi addressing supporters during the rally

IT was the seventh anniversary of Governor Rotimi Amaechi’s extraordinary inauguration as governor of River State last Saturday. The opportunity turned out to be an opportunity for the governor to make a bold statement on the political morphology of the state.

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Akwa Ibom 2015: For Akpabio’s disciples Udom is right

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•Emmanuel addressing supporters last Tuesday

The direction of the mainstream on the gubernatorial succession in Akwa Ibom was expressed last Tuesday when the just retired Secretary to the State Government, Udom Emmanuel declared for the governorship. How far he can go is another thing.

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Why PDP is in trouble — Sen Mamora

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Senator Olorunimbe Mamora

Senator Olorunnimbe Adeleke Mamora, who magnified dignity with his near impeccable carriage as speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly and subsequently brought grace and grit in his agitation of the common cause in the Senate was the minority leader of the Senate between 2007 and 2011. In this interview in Lagos, Mamora reviews the political situation in the country and gives reasons why the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP is for the first time in serious trouble

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Cross River: We will stop Imoke’s imposition agenda — Sen Mbu

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Senator Matthew Mbu

Senator Matthew Mbu (junior) represented Cross River Central Senatorial District from 1999 to 2003. He was the Chairman, Senate Committee on National Security and Intelligence. In this interview he speaks on the gubernatorial succession in Cross River and the fierce battle for the Cross River Central senatorial seat, and that his successor, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, SAN is qualified to go for a fourth straight term

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Lagos 2015: Ikuforiji reels out 10-point agenda

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Lagos Speaker, Ikuforiji

The Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly (LAHA), Mr Adeyemi Ikuforiji, a governorship aspirant under the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Sunday presented his 10-point agenda to residents of Lagos State.

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2015: We need result that will inspire change —Votu Obada

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Votu Obada hails from Ukwuegu Local Government in Ugheli North Local Government Area of Delta State. A business man and widely travelled with vast experience in oil and gas business and human resources management, he obtained his master’s degree from University of Covetry, UK.

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Delta 2015: Obuh and the Obama scenario

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Tony Obuh

A parallel can be drawn between the emergence of Mr. Tony Obuh as a frontline governorship aspirant of the PDP in Delta State and the awe that followed the choice of Barack Obama as the Keynote Speaker at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.

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DELTA 2015: THRILLS, FRILLS OF EMERHOR’S GUBER DECLARATION

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It was spellbinding October 8 when investment personality and politician, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, declared to contest the 2015 governorship election in Delta State on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in a gathering Chief Adelabu Bodjor, Delta Central Zonal Chairman of the party, described as “game changing” moment for the Delta guber race.

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2015 governorship and 35% women participation

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The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan

The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, is renowned globally for championing the cause of women. At her capacity building workshop for female governorship aspirants, held in Abuja on Wednesday, October 15, the issue of electing female governors in 2015 was addressed.

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JONATHAN’S RE-ELECTION: Anenih takes on Buhari in his comfort zone

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Anenih and Jonathan

Chief Tony Akhakon Anenih, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Board of Trustees, BoT, Chairman, has launched an offensive into the stronghold of Major General Muhammadu Buhari, All Progressive Party, APC, presidential aspirant, reconciling leaders of the PDP there, explaining to them the dangers of going into next year’s election as a divided house. He has recorded considerable progress; and he pushes on.

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Fixing Nigeria: The Atiku model

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*Atiku Abubakar

By Dapo Akinrefon The nation is inching to the 2015 general elections. With the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) lifting the ban on electioneering campaigns, politicians have embarked on moves aimed at convincing the electorate on the need to support their ambitions in the elections. For the presidential election, scheduled to hold in February 2015,

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Sule Lamido: A fresh bond with Jonathan

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Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido to endorse the presidential ambition of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.

It was the Russian anarchist, Peter Kropotkin (1842-1921), who postulated that “The condition of man is a condition of war”. Though the revolutionist passed on about nine decades ago, Kropotkin’s writings and thinking have continued to influence the politics of Russia and other parts of the globe including Nigeria, which actively adopted democratic rule since 1999 and has continued to run with it despite some challenges. Playing politics in Nigeria is a game of survival for those who have mastered the staying power, which in most cases demands more than just being competent.

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ABIA 2015: Gov. Orji’s position on zoning is for equity —Wabara

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FRONTLINE Abia State governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Chairman/CEO of Hallmark Bank Plc, Sir Marc Wabara, in this interview, says his record as a manager of persons and resources in the private sector makes him better positioned to succeed the incumbent governor in 2015. He also speaks on the Abia Charter of Equity among other issues.

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Enugu 2015: Consensus good for credibility of candidates — Ezema

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Ugwuanyi: Consensus candidate

In this interview, a frontline politician and National Secretary, Enugu Unity Forum, Dr. Chuka Ezema, bares mind on what played out in the emergence of Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, a ranking member of the House of Representatives, on the PDP consensus candidate among eleven aspirants jostling to occupy Enugu State number one position.

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FCT Minister has not withdrawn from Bauchi guber race —PDP Chieftain

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*Bala Mohammed, FCT Minister

CONTRARY to the claim that the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, has withdrawn from the bid to vie for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bauchi State, a chieftain of the party has declared that the minister is still very much in the race.

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Much ado about zoning of Delta governorship

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Top from left: Okowa, Gbagi, Orubebe, and Omo-Agege, Olejeme, Ochei, Obuh and Elumelu

LIKE the storming winds knocking trees against each other in the forest, the argument whether or not the Delta State governorship ticket has ever been zoned is knocking politicians in the state against one another, particularly those of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

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Lagos 2015: Dr Kasali recalls how Tinubu wanted him to be governor

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Tola Kasali

I got into politics through the encouragement of my father. He came to me one day and said, ‘You look like someone who is not living in Nigeria, a foreigner.’ But we are from a very rural background. Ibeju-Lekki used to be the most rural part of Lagos State. So, he said, ‘We can’t have a son like you here and be living in this kind of situation.

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STRIPPING PRESIDENT, GOVERNORS OF IMMUNITY:National Assembly doesn’t understand the law —Tunji Abayomi

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Human rights lawyer and a chieftain of All Progressive Congress, APC, Dr Tunji Abayomi, in this interview, speaks on the removal of immunity clause from the 1999 Constitution (as amended) being reviewed by the National Assembly, the reason he went to court to stop constitutional amendment, the politicisation of the Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN)

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God’s Will is right in Akwa Ibom

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*Akpabio

Political Notes. By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor God’s Will is right in Akwa Ibom The Tuesday declaration for the governorship by erstwhile secretary to the Akwa Ibom State government, Mr. Udom Emmanuel at the Uyo Township Stadium was by every dimension, a remarkable gathering. Though the outgoing governor of the state, Obong Godswill Akpabio was

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Akwa Ibom 2015: How sponsored thugs attacked us – Sen. Esuene

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Helen Esuene

Senator Helen Esuene (PDP, Akwa Ibom South) is one of those angling to succeed Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State in 2015 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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BBOG- APC link: Coordinator admits APC membership

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Hadiza Bala Usman speaking during a campaign

The comment of a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Audu Ogbe, that the Bring Back Our girls, #BBOG# campaign was being led by members of the main opposition party reverberated yesterday, with the Convener of the BBOG, Ms. Hadiza Bala Usman admitting that she was a member of the APC.

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My vision is to create a prosperous Lagos State – Ambode

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Ambode; Will he succeed Fashola?

Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, a Lagos State governorship aspirant, on Friday promised to create a clean, secure and prosperous state, if elected.

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